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The State Opening of Parliament 

The UK general election took place on Thursday 4 July 2024. The new Parliament met on Tuesday 9 July 2024 for the election of the Speaker and swearing-in of MPs and Lords. The State Opening of Parliament and The King’s Speech will take place on Wednesday 17 July 2024.

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A petition is a formal written request sent in to Parliament by members of the public calling for some form of action by the Government. Paper petitions must be presented on the petitioners' behalf by an MP or member of the Lords. E-petitions can be submitted directly online by the public.

Petitions may also be used by groups or individuals who are affected by a Private Bill, under a different procedure.

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